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BJP delegation to meet Maharashtra Governor today

However, as per news wire agency PTI, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is not a part of the delegation despite being elected as BJP Legislative Party leader in Maharashtra. So, it is quite possible that the BJP will not stake claim to form the gov...

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Updated: Nov 07, 2019, 10.26 AM IST
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The BJP has emerged as the single largest party by winning 105 seats in the recently held Assembly polls, while the Shiv Sena got 56 seats in 288-member Vidhan Sabha.
A delegation of BJP leaders will meet Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today where it might stake claim to form the government in the meeting.

However, as per news wire agency PTI, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is not a part of the delegation despite being elected as BJP Legislative Party leader in Maharashtra. So, it is quite possible that the BJP will not stake claim to form the government in the meeting.

The BJP has emerged as the single largest party by winning 105 seats in the recently held Assembly polls, while the Shiv Sena got 56 seats in 288-member Vidhan Sabha.

Over ten days have passed since the poll results were announced on October 24 but there is a delay in the government formation as BJP-Shiv Sena still engaged in ironing out differences.

Amid delay over the government formation, senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar had said earlier in the day that there will be "good news any moment".

"There will be good news any moment over the government formation in Maharashtra. There will be a government of BJP-Shiv Sena only. We all will work together for farmers and our alliance will form the government," he said yesterday.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has rejected reports that the party MLAs are being kept at a resort.

"There is no need for us to do this, our MLAs are firm in their resolve and committed to the party. Those who are spreading such rumours should worry about their MLAs first," he told ANI.

Yesterday, Sharad Pawar's NCP rejected Shiv Sena's proposal to form government together. Pawar said on Wednesday that the mandate for his party and its ally Congress is to sit in opposition. It is for the BJP-Sena to form the government

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, whose party has refused to give up claim on rotation of CM's post, said his party chief Uddhav Thackeray is yet to get any proposal from the BJP.

As per PTI, back channels talks between are on between the two old but often-feuding Hindutva allies and a breakthrough is expected. As per reports, Nitin Gadkari may even emerge as a concensus candidate for the Maharashtra CM post.

The tenure of the present Assembly ends tomorrow and a special three-day session of the House may be convened next week to swear in the new MLAs.

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